Dr. Ivan Zinger has been appointed as the Acting Correctional Investigator of Canada. The duration of this appointment is for a term of one year or until such time that a new Correctional Investigator is appointed. Mr Zinger followed Howard Sapers, who was appointed Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform to the Ontario provincial government and who had served as the Correctional Investigator from 2004 to 2016.
The Seimas Ombudsman, Augustinas Normantas, has met with the head of the Prison Department, Živilė Mikėnaitė, and the governors of prisons. At the beginning of the gathering, Mr. Normantas, the head of the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office, drew the attention of the managers of penitentiaries towards pressing problems in prisons, including poor incarceration conditions.

 

Como parte de su colección de Cuadernos Temáticos, la Procuración Penitenciaria de la Nación (PPN) acaba de publicar su volumen Nº 10, titulado " El derecho al trabajo en las prisiones federales argentinas". La elección del trabajo carcelario para este estudio radica en la notoria reconfiguración cuantitativa y cualitativa de las relaciones laborales al interior del sistema penitenciario federal, evidenciada en los últimos años.
La presidenta del Parlamento vasco, Bakartxo Tejeira, recibe al síndic Rafael Ribó y a su homólogo vasco, el ararteko Manuel Lezertua. El síndic participa en San Sebastián en el acto de presentación de la fundación Auxiba, sobre los derechos de las personas mayores.
The January issue of “The Ombudsman”, a newsletter published by the Office of the Ethiopian Institution of the Ombudsman (EIO) informs that the EIO is opening two new branches to be more accessible to the public.
Michael King starts his role as the new Local Government Ombudsman today (11th), bringing an extensive 25-year career in a range of consumer and public protection roles to the position.
The Commissioner for Human Rights together with the CHR Office employees developed a ranking of problems which, in 2016, posed the greatest threats from the point of view of the respect for human rights and civil rights in our country.
The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture, the OPCAT, entered into force in June 2006. Over the past decade, the OPCAT has contributed to real changes in the prevention of torture and ill-treatment worldwide.
La Defensoría del Pueblo destacó la decisión del Poder Ejecutivo de crear la Autoridad Nacional de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información Pública, por representar un hito fundamental en la lucha contra la corrupción, el fortalecimiento de la transparencia en la administración pública y la defensa de los derechos fundamentales.
The report of the NSW Ombudsman investigation known as “Operation Prospect” is a comprehensive investigation of allegations and complaints about the conduct of officers of the NSW Police Force (NSWPF), the NSW Crime Commission (NSWCC) and the Police Integrity Commission (PIC). The six volume report culminates the largest investigation to have been undertaken by an Ombudsman in Australia.